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Progressive Education: Policy, politics and practice


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This series produces authored and edited collections addressing the meaning and expanding understanding of progressive education, past and present. It includes case studies and explorations of schools, individuals, and networks of influence, considering the meaning of progressivism in education from a variety of standpoints. The series focuses upon experience, aspiration, hope and struggle in this consistently contested area of educational ideology, with a purpose to foreground examples of practice, debate and policy in a global context, drawing from the past to inform the future.

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Educational Reform and Environmental Concern: A History of School Nature Study in Australia

Educational Reform and Environmental Concern: A History of School Nature Study in Australia

1st Edition

Dorothy Kass
March 05, 2019

A crucial component of the New Education reform movement, nature study was introduced to elementary schools throughout the English-speaking world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Despite the undoubted enthusiasm with which educators regarded nature study, and the ambitious aims...

Education and Democratic Participation: The Making of Learning Communities

Education and Democratic Participation: The Making of Learning Communities

1st Edition

Stewart Ranson
January 10, 2019

Education and Democratic Participation is an important and timely contribution to the emerging debate surrounding the value of educating citizens and communities in order to empower them to participate in democratic change. Responding to the effects of neo-liberal ideology on comprehensive...

Educational Progressivism, Cultural Encounters and Reform in Japan

Educational Progressivism, Cultural Encounters and Reform in Japan

1st Edition

Yoko Yamasaki, Hiroyuki Kuno
September 27, 2018

Educational Progressivism, Cultural Encounters and Reform in Japan provides a critical analysis of educational initiatives, progressive ideas and developments in curriculum and pedagogy in Japan, from 1900 to the present day. Drawing on evidence of both cultural encounters and internal drivers for...

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